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Malayan banded pitta

Thai: นกแต้วแล้วลาย, nok taewlaew lai

Binomial name: Pitta irena, Philipp Ludwig Statius Müller, 1776

The Malayan Banded Pitta (Hydrornis irena) is a species of bird in the Pittidae family. It is found in Thailand, the Malay Peninsula and Sumatra. It was formerly considered conspecific with the Bornean and Javan Banded Pittas. Together, they were referenced as the Banded Pitta.

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Scientific classification

Pitta irena

Common names

  • Thai: นกแต้วแล้วลาย, nok taewlaew lai


  • Pitta irena irena, Coenraad Jacob Temminck, 1836

  • Pitta irena ripleyi, Herbert Girton Deignan, 1946


  • Pitta guajana, BirdLife International (2004)
  • Pitta guajana, Charles Gald Sibley & Burt Leavelle Monroe (1990)
  • Hydrornis irena, Coenraad Jacob Temminck (1836)

Conservation status

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Distribution map of Malayan banded pitta, Pitta irena in Thailand

Range map of Pitta irena in Thailand

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